Richard L. Arieta, 81, of
Kingston. Was a teacher and coach
at Fairhaven High School and at
Silver Lake Regional High School.
Edward J. Clancy, Jr., 71, of
Holyoke. Taught history for 37 years
at Chicopee Comprehensive High
School. Feb. 22.
Bernice C. Dondero, 82, of
Revere. Taught in the Revere Public
Schools for many years. Feb. 1.
Arleen L. Greene, 72, of Canton.
Taught violin in the Cambridge Public
Schools for more than 30 years before
retiring. Jan. 14.
Sandra L. Hehir, 49, of
Worcester. Was a teacher, coach and
instructional specialist in the Worcester
Public Schools for more than a decade,
most recently at Claremont Academy.
Wayne R. Higney, 69, of Ware.
Was an English teacher at Ware High
School for 37 years before retiring.
William J. Kilroy, Jr., 85,
of Centerville. After teaching, he
served as president of the education
associations of Somerville and
Burlington. Was elected to the MTA
Board and became the MTA’s director
of publications and public relations.
He also worked for the NEA for 30
years. Jan. 21.
Suzanne Mahoney, 73, of Douglas.
Taught music for 33 years in the
Blackstone-Millville Regional School
District and three years in the Uxbridge
Public Schools. Jan. 1.
Linda E. McGillicuddy, 79,
of Somerville. Was a teacher and
counselor educator for the Somerville
Public Schools. Jan. 6.
Leo P. Miller, 79, of St. James
City, Florida, formerly of Orleans. Was
a coach and special education teacher
for 39 years at Nauset Regional High
School. Dec. 14.
Shirley Mishara, 91, of Newton.
Was a middle school teacher for 25
years in the Newton Public Schools.
Nancy B. Morse, 80, of Wareham.
Taught at Old Rochester Regional
High School for 26 years. Jan. 31.
Marjorie L. Needham, 93, of
Lynn. Was an educator for 45 years.
The majority of her teaching career
was spent at the Huckleberry Hill
School in Lynnfield. Jan. 27.
Leslie C. Paul, 71, of Wareham,
formerly of North Easton. Was an
elementary school teacher in the
Brockton Public Schools for 42 years.
Alvin Pearlmutter, 86, formerly
of Sharon and Easton. Taught for 36
years and served as chair of the Social
Studies Department at Foxborough
High School. Jan. 10.
Nancy E. Picardi, 59, of
Arlington. Taught at the Clarke
Middle School in Lexington for 15
years before retiring. Had also taught
in Reading and at schools in Brazil
and Burma. Jan. 3.
June Roberts, 95, of Greenfield.
Taught history and civics at New
Bedford High School for many years.
Rosanne Sannicandro, 59,
of Framingham. Was a guidance
counselor at Wellesley High School for
the past 30 years. Oct. 20.
Theresa A. Shuman, 68, of
Chicopee. Was a teacher and a
special education school adjustment
counselor in the Chicopee Public
Schools. Jan. 9.
Dorothy E. Tivnan, 87, of
Shrewsbury. Was a teacher in the
Worcester Public Schools for many
years. Jan. 21.
Elizabeth A. Walmsley, 67, of
Somerset. Was a teacher in the Fall
River Public Schools for many years.
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1 National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2008 edition.
2 U.S. Census Bureau, Selected Social Characteristics in the United States, 2009.